Technology and Culture

Crowds of people in a public square.

Composite photo of crowds at Westlake Center in Seattle, Washington. (Image courtesy of sparky.)


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21A.340J / STS.075J

As Taught In

Fall 2006



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This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to capitalist Massachusetts. We will be interested in whether technology has produced a better world, and for whom.

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Stefan Helmreich. 21A.340J Technology and Culture, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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